Accession Number:

ADA453227

Title:

Industrial Hygiene Exposure Assessment of JP-8 Plus 100 at Kingsley Field

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH INST TOXICOLOGY DETACHMENT WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The Occupational Medicine Division of Armstrong Laboratory Occupational and Environmental Health Directorate ALOEM was requested by ALOET, Tri-Service Toxicology Consortium and sponsored by NMRITD to perform an exposure assessment on workers handling the new jet fuel, JP-8 Plus 100. Six areas of concern were addressed during this exposure assessment. These areas included personnel in the flightline, Aerospace Ground Equipment AGE repair, Jet Engine repair. Fuel Cell repair, Petroleum-Oils and Lubricants. Included were personnel exposed to both exhaust and raw fuel. A total of 40 area and breathing zone air samples were collected and analyzed from the six areas of concern during 22 May and 25 May 1995. VM P naptha, benzene, nitrogen dioxide, toluene, and xylene samples were analyzed by Armstrong Laboratory Aldehydes, polyaromatic hydrocarbons and summa canister samples were analyzed using Galson Laboratories No exposures above currently permitted levels were detected. Data from the summa canisters provided results that are relatively close. However, methylene chloride is at least 70 percent high in JP-8 Plus 100 than in JP-8. Recommendations were made to reduce the exposure of workers to the fuel and additive package.

Subject Categories:

  • Fuels
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE